Some background I guess is required before my question is presented. I mostly stay @ Sheratons/Westins/4P etc (can you guess what program I am loyal to? ) I find that they are great for what a hotel should be. Clean, comfortable & affordable. Now with that being said, I am getting married in Sept & our honeymoon is in Nov. I will use two examples, but the question is pretty broad in general. I have 3N booked at the Radisson Blu Style Hotel, Vienna on points. If I paid cash it would be ~160 Euros/Night. Alternatively I also booked a C&P at the Hotel Bristol (230 Euro/6000 SPG + $110) & the Hotel Imperial (399 Euro/10k SPG + $180) just because I can & I didn't want the C&P availability to go away. Additionally I have 3N booked at the Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees, Paris again on points. If cash it would be 255 Euros/Night. Again I have a C&P at an SPG property just because, but in this case it is at the Prince de Galles which goes for 750 Euro ($1000+)/Night but with C&P it is 15k + $275/night. So ... what can the SPG's luxury collection property offer over the Radisson Blu properties that make it worth it to use C&P over 0 cash & all points at the Radisson Blu hotels? Alternatively ... what do people expect from staying at a hotel that costs over $1000/night? I honestly don't understand & would like to educated.